Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Town of Gold

In Strath Kildonan
Watercolour, 24 x 35 cm


Strath Kildonan became the scene of a Scottish gold rush when, in 1869, significant quantities of gold were found in two tributaries of the Helmsdale River. Around 600 prospectors made their way to the remote glen and two tented camps were set up. One of them was near the bridge at Baile an Or, which means 'Town of Gold' in Gaelic.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The North Face of Cairn Lochan

The North Face of Cairn Lochan
Watercolour, 34 x 25 cm


Here is another mountain painting. Actually, it's another cliff painting as well!

I'm trying to concentrate more on shapes and values and less on texture. I think it worked well with this one.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Liathach, "The Grey One"

Liathach, "The Grey One"
Watercolour, 24 x 35 cm



I felt like painting a mountain, so I did this one from a sketch I made last year. Liathach means "The Grey One" in Gaelic. It is in Torridon, an area where the rock is mainly sandstone and the mountains are weathered into dramatic shapes.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wind Turbines at Forss

Wind Turbines at Forss
Watercolour, 16.5 x 25 cm




Some windmills for my Dutch readers!

It's interesting to think that just out of sight, behind the wind-turbines, is Dounreay Nuclear Power Station (which is being dismantled now). What a contrast!